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Service Lead - Community Children's Nursing

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paediatric nurse to provide leadership and management to the Children's community nursing team in the role of Service Lead. The Children's Community Nursing team plan, deliver and supervise care for children and young people with acute conditions, complex needs and disabilities, and their families, in their own homes, schools, clinics and other community settings.

The post holder will manage a team of Registered Nurses and report to the Service Manager. They will be responsible for delivering a high quality, accessible patient-centred service alongside the Service Manager

The Service Lead will contribute to the strategic direction, supporting the continued integration of pathways, and take a lead role in facilitating effective positive partnerships with primary care and the wider health and social care community and key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Extensive paediatric clinical experience in a community setting.

2. Strong proven leadership and managerial skills.

3. Experience of supervising and training peers, students and other colleagues.

4. Strong values and the desire to ensure that our children and young people receive the best possible care from a dedicated, highly qualified team of staff.

5. A positive, resilient, flexible, 'can do' attitude.

Main duties of the job

The Community Children's Nursing Service provides specialist paediatric nursing care including end of life. The team provide support to children, young people and their families with acute and long term conditions, complex needs and disabilities across the whole of Nottinghamshire.

Post holder will be an experienced senior paediatric qualified nurse who will have responsibility across the service for direct nursing care plus leadership, training and support to the CCN teams delivering care at home, in schools and other community settings. We are looking for a committed and compassionate individual with extensive clinical experience and proven leadership skills.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provides clinical and professional leadership to the Nurses in the team and advises the Service Manager on clinical matters concerning the service.
  • Co-ordinates the clinical care delivered by the team ensuring a multidisciplinary focus.
  • Develops and monitors the standards of nursing care and supervises the clinical performance of staff.
  • Keeps professionally updated, aware of current health trends and developments in childrens community nursing services.
  • Promotes Health Education with patients and fellow professionals.
  • May be required to undertake/review clinical work requiring knowledge of assessment, formulation, delivery and review of a treatment plan.
  • To participate in 24 hour on call services for palliative and end of life care.
  • Maintain accurate written and computerised records of data for own interventions and provide reports for third parties as required.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable as an autonomous professional for all aspects of work in relation to own clinical work and the delegation of any aspects to other staff, students or carers.
  • Promotes clinical governance within the team, ensuring regular clinical audit is undertaken and make recommendations to the Service Manager to improve service delivery based on the results.
  • Promote a culture of evidence-based practice within the team including measurement of clinical outcomes and contribution to research activity if required

Person Specification

Qualifications Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Registered Childrens Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • NMC approved mentoring qualification.
  • Leadership / Management qualification or willingness to work towards.



  • Significant post registration experience as a senior nurse in relevant area of practice.
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to provide high quality patient centre nursing care.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills through experience and/or post graduate clinical continuous professional development.


  • Experience of resource management including staff and budget management



  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the clinical team environment
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • An understanding and awareness of clinical governance issues



  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills and qualities
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisation, time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • To be flexible, forward thinking and committed to practice development.
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution.
  • Ability to lead the team and work effectively with others

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Children's Development Centre

Nottingham City Hospital



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